Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Terry Davis, 12 January 1807

Jeffersonville I.T.
Jany 12th. 1807.

Dr Sir

The small sallery I receive as Judge of this Territory does not Support my Family. Many Offices (in the Land Business here) and not incompatible with the Office of Judge is within your Gift.

Colo Burr’s Boats left this place about the 15th of Decr. and was to Rendezvous at the Iron Banks The whole number of Boats did not exceed 18—the men about 30, and I hear 4 or 5 from St Vincenes—On the 26th of Decr. they left the mouth of Cumberland, and I am well informed with about 90 men.—their destination is not known. Ten Days after Burrs party left here about 250 of the Kentucky Militia came to the oposite shore and are there Still.

A Great portion of the Lands to be sold in April next lay neer this place. Coud there be a Land office established here it woud be very Convenient; for why ride to St. Vincenes to purchas Lands not more than five miles from here.

I am respectfully your obt Sevt

Tho T. Davis

DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.

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